Is The Latest Apple-Samsung Court Case Really All About Google?

In a court case kicking off today in San Jose, Apple is tackling Samsung over software and hardware patent infringements in an attempt to win over $2.5 billion in damages. But behind all the claims and counter-claims, is this court case really a fight between Apple and Google? » 7/30/12 4:00am 7/30/12 4:00am

Google Told Samsung Not to Copy Apple

Apple's continued disputes with Samsung reach new levels next week when yet another trial kicks off. But this time, Apple plans to argue its case using a raft of internal Samsung documents that openly admit that the company mimicked the iPhone—and was even warned off doing so by Google. » 7/26/12 8:32am 7/26/12 8:32am

RIM Forced to Pay $147 Million Damages Over Patent Dispute

The New York Times is reporting that RIM has been found liable of infringing software patents held by Mformation Technologies. There goes $147 million in damages for the BlackBerry manufacturer—more cash it can't afford to lose. » 7/16/12 5:35am 7/16/12 5:35am

Motorola Sues Apple Over Pretty Much Everything Phone-Related

That's the problem with making really nice visual representations of the almost comically litigious mobile industry; you're never more than a few hours away from another sweeping accusation of patent infringements. This time it's Motorola's turn, with three complaints against Apple that cover a whopping 18 patents. » 10/06/10 4:45pm 10/06/10 4:45pm

Rambus Comes Out of Dark, Sues Nvidia for Patent Infringement

It's been a while since we've heard anything about memory maker Rambus, but the company has come back into the light to sue Nvidia for patent infringement. Rambus thinks that Nvidia's use of SDR, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, GDDR, and GDDR3 SDRAM in their products violates 17 (count 'em... 17!) patents that Rambus owns. Those… » 7/11/08 4:23am 7/11/08 4:23am

RIAA Eats Crow, Drops Suit on Dead Man's Children

When the RIAA sued the children of a dead man accused of infringement, the hapless organization was met with outrage from all sides. Now the RIAA has backed off that idea, issuing a statement: "Out of an abundance of sensitivity, we have elected to drop this particular case." Yeah, right. That wasn't enough for Boing… » 8/15/06 11:14am 8/15/06 11:14am